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04 October 2011 @ 01:14 pm
Ray of sunshine.  
That topic line should be read with a tone of sarcasm. Okay, so there is a little silver lining: I have AppleCare. Good news, this won't cost me a dime. Bad news, I will be without my beloved aluminum Macbook for 5-7 working days, and anything I haven't backed up via Time Machine is gone. 

Weirdly, it might not be the hard drive after all. The very nice Genius Bar guy ran a diagnostic that seemed to think my hard drive was a-okay. But he also said that given my symptoms, he's skeptical of that result. Also weirdly, my camera is apparently bad, something that would have really sucked come Mark's yearly trip to Japan. (We use video chat to stay in touch.) Also, my battery was, in the words of the support guy "really, really bad". As in, he seemed surprised it hadn't experienced a catastrophic failure yet. I mean, it wasn't holding a charge as long as it used to, but overall I thought it was doing okay for being more than two years old, and getting constant use. 

However, whatever is wrong is serious. It wouldn't boot up even from an external drive. When I asked about sending the old hard drive back if they replaced it, he just shook his head and told me that Apple's way of handling things is to "replace everything they touch" when doing a repair under warranty, and they won't send any of the replaced parts back. So, the good news is, I'll likely receive almost a completely brand new Macbook. The bad news is, I haven't time Machined in a really long time. :(

Current Mood: sadsad
kistha on October 4th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
Very sad. Sorry sweetness.